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The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) | Quotes


He's gone to her, to the White Witch. He has betrayed us all.

Mr. Beaver, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

After Edmund Pevensie disappears during dinner at the Beavers' den, Mr. Beaver states the horrible truth nobody wants to believe: Edmund, who quite unheroically has failed to resist temptation, has turned his back on Narnia and his own family and joined the side of the evil White Witch.


And Edmund for the first time in this story felt sorry for someone besides himself.

Narrator, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Selfish Edmund Pevensie begins to feel compassion for the suffering of others when the White Witch turns a party of innocent animals to stone. This is a turning point for the character.


The Hags ... shrieked with triumph when they found that he made no resistance at all.

Narrator, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The mighty Aslan allows the White Witch's evil followers to tie him up and torture him before his execution. His willing self-sacrifice saves Edmund Pevensie from death.


Once you're out of Narnia, you have no idea how Narnian time is going.

Edmund Pevensie, Prince Caspian

Edmund Pevensie explains how hundreds of years could have passed since they were last in Narnia, even though only a year has passed in England.


Oh, Trees, wake, wake, wake. Don't you remember it? Don't you remember me?

Lucy Pevensie, Prince Caspian

Lucy Pevensie, a legendary queen of old, remembers life in Narnia long ago when tree dryads were an everyday part of life. She invokes the dormant trees to awaken, to bring forth their spirits once more. Lucy's calling out to the trees reflects how her still-intact faith is tested and focused on throughout her Narnian adventures in Prince Caspian.


He realized that he was a monster cut off from the whole human race.

Narrator, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Eustace, who formerly despised everyone aboard the ship, realizes how much he has taken for granted after he becomes a dragon. He now longs for the human company he can no longer enjoy. Good versus evil is a major theme in the Chronicles of Narnia, and Eustace's character reflects how evil operates emotionally from within and how it distances a person from the community.


Where the waves grow sweet, / Doubt not, Reepicheep, / There is the utter East.

Reepicheep, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

For all of Reepicheep's life, he has longed to journey to the World's End in the east, spurred on by a nursery rhyme sung to him as a young mouse. When he discovers that the seawater is no longer salty, but sweet, he knows his destiny is at hand. Reepicheep represents the reward of faith, in death. By faithfully following and believing in the prophecy all his life, Reepicheep gets to walk into Aslan's country, though others, it is hinted at in the series, must die to enter.


Whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs.

Aslan, The Silver Chair

Aslan emphasizes the importance of four signs to look for as Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb search for the lost Prince Rilian. Many of the problems the children will face happen because they do not heed this advice.


Four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow.

Puddleglum, The Silver Chair

Although the witch, the Lady of the Green Kirtle, almost convinces Prince Rilian, Eustace Scrub, Jill Pole, and Puddleglum that Narnia never existed, Puddleglum shows great inner strength in standing by Narnia anyway. He would rather believe in a beautiful, unreal world like Narnia than in a horrible, real one like the Underland.


Then we'll go North. I've been longing to go to the North all my life.

Shasta, The Horse and His Boy

For the first time in his life, Shasta is able to decide his own destiny when he runs away. He chooses to go north, a land others despise, not knowing the reason he feels called to do so is because he was born in there.


If you funk this, you'll funk every battle all your life. Now or never.

Shasta, The Horse and His Boy

Raised as a peasant, Shasta has no experience in warfare. But when the battle is upon him, he rises to the occasion with inner courage, determination, and a little pep talk.


I am delighted to see you ... Two children are just what I wanted.

Uncle Andrew, The Magician's Nephew

Uncle Andrew preys upon innocent children, Digory Kirke and Polly Plummer, by making them the human guinea pigs in his experiment to travel to another world. The self-absorbed, cunning man does not care about their welfare, but only about the success of his work.


What would be wrong for you ... is not wrong in a great Queen such as I.

Queen Jadis, The Magician's Nephew

When Digory expresses horror at the queen's murder of the innocent people of Charn, she shows her arrogance and self-importance in stating that the usual rules of society do not apply to her.


You're no good at thinking ... why don't you let me do your thinking for you?

Shift, The Last Battle

Clever Shift manipulates the dull-witted Puzzle into doubting himself and doing as the ape wishes. Puzzle gives in to the ape's persuasion rather than stand up firmly for his own wants and needs.


It has come to dwell among us. They have called it and it has come.

King Tirian, The Last Battle

King Tirian expresses the horrifying truth that the evil, beastlike god Tash has now entered Narnia, drawn by the evil activities and entreaties of his wicked followers.

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